St. nicholas


Celebrate a lesser-known winter holiday

Published Dec. 16, 2010

When people speak of "the December holidays" they are usually referring to Christmas and Hanukkah. However, there are a variety of lesser-known celebrations that fall from early December to mid-January.


Who the hell is St. Nick?

Published Dec. 5, 2008

Tonight, I'm told, St. Nick is flying over Brew City, filling shoes or stockings with heavenly edibles. As a kid, I wished my family celebrated St. Nick because most of my classmates did, but apparently, my Italian and Russian ancestors didn't dig ol' Nick.


Are you celebrating St. Nick’s?

Published Dec. 5, 2006

When you wake up on the morning of Dec. 6, will there be a stocking full of candy and maybe even a piece of fruit in it waiting for you? Or maybe some small gifts? If you answered yes, you’re one of most Milwaukeeans who participate a tradition known as St. Nick’s Day.